We have relocated from the UK to a large country property in France near St Yrieix la Perche with our 7 rescue dogs and rescue chickens. I am Australian but have been living in the UK for 30 years and my partner is British. The property is in good condition but we are still establishing the garden and vegetable plot to suit my plans, and assistance with the animals from time to time. We also have a huge barn and stable building ripe for renovation. The location is beautiful set amongst farmland and orchards, with undisturbed views and peace, but only 5 km away from the nearest medieval town of St Yrieix with all the facilities you need. We are also only an hour from Limoges.
You will be immersed in a rural lifestyle in France - a chance to improve and develop your French language skills - opportunities to visit nearby chateaux, villages, markets, and Limoges with its history and style. Learn gardening skills and general design and construction from me, a practising architect for over 30 years.
You will need to be interested in all aspects of gardening, including creating landscaping from scratch, planting, creation of hard landscaping, weeding, lawn mowing etc. Must be a dog/ animal lover as help with feeding the dogs and chickens, and excercising the dogs may be required. It would be helpful but not essential to have a driving licence.
English; minimal French
Ensuite bedroom in the guest wing of the house. All meals will be provided, but breakfast and lunch will be on a help yourself basis!
Ideally you will have a driving license and we can give use of a car to get out and about in the Haute Vienne and the Dordogne. We have mountain bikes for more local exploration, and it is beautiful walking country. There are many nearby lakes offering fishing, water sports and swimming at sandy lakeside beaches.
Non smoker preferred.
My dogs are very important to me and so you need to be dog friendly.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hrs per day 5 days a week